Dear OMK Families,

Please see the following message about an exciting opportunity to be involved in the Tennessee 4-H Performing Arts Troupe:

Auditions for the 2012-13 Tennessee 4-H Performing Arts Troupe will be held spring of 2012. Military youth in grades 8-11 are encouraged to apply. The categories for applicants are vocal and dance. There are also technical positions (i.e. sound and lighting) available.

There are two ways to apply for the troupe:



Schedule a live audition. All live auditions will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. To schedule a live audition, apply online at Applications must be received by March 16, 2012.


Submit a video or DVD. The video or DVD must be postmarked by April 13, 2012, and sent to: Justin Crowe, Extension Specialist, 2621 Morgan Circle, Room 205, Knoxville, TN 37996-4510.

Each vocalist must have at least one selection with musical accompaniment. A dancer or vocalist may also include a group performance where the individual is clearly identified. It is desirable for all vocal applicants to include at least one selection that includes movement and dance.

Military youth who are considering participating in the troupe should be available for the summer workshop, July 8-9, 2012, in Lebanon, as well as all additional performance dates. A listing of these dates along with other information including applications, deadlines and a troupe overview video are available on the Tennessee 4-H Performing Arts Troupe Web site at

Please contact me if you have any additional questions.

Justin Crowe
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Extension Specialist
4-H Youth Development